Hey there teacher friend! Today I’ve got a bit of a different episode for you. A few months back I sat down with Catherine Whitcher, the Master IEP Coach of specialedinnercircle.com and catherinewhitcher.com to chat about the possibilities of the flipped classroom in today’s education context and how the flipped classroom can serve teachers at the IEP table and their students.
This interview was done for Catherine’s podcast which I encourage you to go check it out, it’s called Special Education Inner Circle, and so she is actually interviewing me. I loved our conversation so much that I wanted to share it on my podcast as well. At the end of the episode you’ll hear me talk about dates long past for the Sustainable Teacher Challenge, but have no fear you can still go check that out here.
From a basic understanding of flipped learning to how the flipped classroom can serve you and your students long after distance learning, this...
A Student’s Story
She walks into class and other students look twice because she’s actually there, for the first time in weeks. They give her curious looks, and try not to be rude, but she can’t help but notice how her presence throws off the balance of the room.
She’s glad to be back, though, and she’s so thankful for the warm greeting her teacher gives her. It helps her through the fact that the last month has been pretty touch and go for her with all kinds of doctor’s appointments and various medical issues. It wasn’t her fault she was absent - sometimes life takes higher priority than even school.
She’s glad to be back, but being back means she’s got some major catch up to do. Just after one day back at school she feels this immense pressure and weight on her chest that eventually exacerbates her existing medical condition, compounding its effects both physically and in her education....